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Boundary Water Station Notice – September 18 *Updated

UPDATE – The Boundary Lake Tankloader will be out of water on Wednesday Sept 18 after approximately 8:00am.

Due to planned maintenance, please be advised that the Boundary Lake Tankloader will be out of water on Wednesday Sept 18, after approximately 2:00pm.  Normal operations will resume on Sept 19.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

“Talking Trash” with the PRRD!

The PRRD is reviewing the Solid Waste Management Plan to better reflect and address emerging local issues, and we want you to ‘Talk Trash’ with us!

Have your say on Regional Solid Waste, take the survey!

Click here to take the Regional Solid Waste Management Survey! 

Board Meeting Agendas – September 19th

The agendas for the Committee of the Whole and PRRD Board meetings to be held on Thursday, September 19th at the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, are now posted to the website and available for viewing, downloading and printing.

Committee of the Whole meeting – 10 am
PRRD Board meeting – immediately following

The PRRD is adopting a new West Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan

The West Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan sets out objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the Chetwynd fringe area.

A Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on October 2, 2019 at the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre. The purpose of the Public Hearing is for the Regional District to hear from residents and answer any questions regarding the proposed plan.

For more information click on this link to the Engage! page

Road Construction on Old Fort Road

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has announced that road construction is planned to commence approximately August 23 and will run into early October for construction of Chain Up Areas/Pull Outs. The road will be Single Lane, Alternating Traffic intermittently between the hours of 7am – 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

For general questions about the project, contact Tracker Contracting by calling 250-785-8953.

Letter to Ministry of Public Safety – Data Request

The Peace River Regional District Board has requested the information referred to by the Ministry of Public Safety in their July 26, 2019 email. 

Click here to read the full letter

PRRD Requests Data Gathered by Ministry Regarding Old Fort Area

The Peace River Regional District Board reviewed the letter sent by Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on July 26, 2019 in response to a previous letter sent by MLA Dan Davies, on June 25, 2019, expressing his concerns regarding the Old Fort Landslide area.

The Minister’s letter suggests the area is unlikely to experience “a dramatic slippage of the remaining hillside that might further impact homes to occur. The data suggests that if movement was to recommence, it would be a slow-moving slide as had been experienced in the previous slide that initiated on September 30, 2018.”  The Regional Board is requesting from the Ministry the data that substantiates this statement.

Once the data is received, the Peace River Regional District plans to have the data verified by applicable experts to consider whether evacuation alerts and orders may be removed from the Old Fort area.

Press Release

New Washrooms at Mile 202

‘Gotta Go’ pilot project establishes the first new restroom facility along the Alaska Highway. 

Read the full news release – Gotta Go News Release – June 25th

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Caribou Recovery

Premier John Horgan has announced his response and next steps toward caribou recovery in the region, which include continued public engagement.

See the full PRRD  press release here: Caribou Press Release

REVISED 2019 Board Meeting Schedule

The 2019 Board Meeting Schedule has been revised.  Please note that the July 11th and August 22nd meetings have been cancelled, and the September 5th meeting will now be held at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John.